Two of the AFC’s best teams collide when Philip Rivers leads the Los Angeles Chargers (8-3) into Heinz Field to take on Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1) as Week 13 action continues with Sunday Night Football.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on NBC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBC (live in 31 NFL markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in 31 NFL markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
NBC (live in 12 NFL markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
NBC Sports Live
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the NBC Sports Live website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NBC Sports app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the NBC Sports digital platforms.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
The Steelers are currently leading the AFC North, but the Baltimore Ravens won their seventh game of the season on Sunday, matching Pittsburgh’s win total. The Chargers are hovering around in the AFC West race, but home losses against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 and Denver Broncos in Week 11 means Los Angeles would likely need to finish ahead of Kansas City in order to secure the division.
The Chargers will be without star running back Melvin Gordon. Gordon has a knee injury that currently makes him “week to week.” This means others need to step up on the Chargers, specifically Rivers — who completed 28 of 29 pass attempts against the Arizona Cardinals last week, an NFL record — and wide receivers Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams and Mike Williams.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that he has emphasized cleaning up turnovers with his team. Two weeks ago, Rivers threw two interceptions and threw the football away late in the game, which allowed the Broncos to march for the winning score. Last week, James Conner fumbled in Mile High against Denver, sealing a 24-17 loss for Pittsburgh.
“If you look back at the last eight quarters of football for us as a football team it’s something that we have to tighten up and tighten up rather quickly. We’ve turned the ball over some on offense. We have to do a better job of safeguarding and preserving it in everything that we do, whether it is passing or running with the football.
On the defensive side of the ball save the last snap of the game in Jacksonville (two weeks ago), we’ve played eight quarters of football without creating a turnover and I think you can’t have one discussion without the other.”
The AFC playoff picture became a bit clearer Sunday. Six teams control their destiny, while the Broncos, Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins are all hovering at .500.
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